COMMITTEE SCHEDULING ORDER
On July 18, 2007, Orange Grove Energy, L.P., (Applicant) submitted an Application for a Small Power Plant Exemption (SPPE) to the California Energy Commission in connection with its proposal to construct and operate the Orange Grove Project pursuant to Public Resources Code section 25541. The project involves a 96 megawatt simple-cycle electric generating plant and ancillary facilities in rural north San Diego County, approximately six miles east of the city of Fallbrook and approximately two miles west of the community of Pala. Construction is planned to begin in January of 2008, and commercial operation is planned to begin in June of 2008.
On August 1, 2007, the Energy Commission designated a Committee of two Commissioners to conduct proceedings on the SPPE. The Committee conducted a Public Informational Hearing on September 24, 2007, to discuss the schedule and other issues of concern. Pursuant to Title 20 of the California Code of Regulations section 1709.7(c), the attached Committee Schedule is based on Applicant's and Staff's proposed schedules and related discussion at the Informational Hearing. The schedule covers the period leading up to the Prehearing Conference. The balance of the schedule will be determined at the Prehearing Conference.
To facilitate the process, each party shall serve and file Status Reports as indicated in the schedule below. The reports shall be received by the other parties and the Commission's Docket Unit, 1516 9th Street, MS 14, Sacramento, California 95814-5512, no later than 3:00 p.m. on the dates indicated below. Identify the status reports with "Docket No. 07-SPPE-2." In addition to providing printed copies, the parties shall e-mail their status reports to the Hearing Officer and to those with e-mail addresses as indicated on the Proof-of-Service list.
Public Adviser and Public Participation
Members of the public may participate in all aspects of the review process in a variety of ways. The Commission's Public Adviser's Office is available to assist the public in participating in the exemption process. This office may be reached at 916-654-4489 or 800-822-6228 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Technical questions concerning the project should be addressed to Felicia Miller, Staff Project Manager, at (916) 654-4489, or e-mail: email@example.com. Questions of a legal or procedural nature should be directed to Kenneth Celli, the Hearing Officer, at (916) 651-8893 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. Media inquiries should be directed to Claudia Chandler, Assistant Executive Director for Media and Public Communications at (916) 654-4989 or e-mail : email@example.com. Information concerning the status of the project, as well as notices and other relevant documents, may be viewed on the Energy Commission's Internet web page at: http://www.energy.ca.gov/sitingcases/orangegrove.
Dated September 28, 2007, at Sacramento, California
JAMES D. BOYD
Vice Chair and Presiding Member
Orange Grove SPPE Committee
ORANGE GROVE PROJECT SPPE
|July 19||Application for SPPE filed|
|September 5||Staff provides data requests to Applicant|
|September 17||Issues Identification Report provided by Staff|
|September 24||Informational Hearing and Site Visit|
|October 5||Applicant submits data responses|
|October 15||Data response and issue resolution workshop|
|October 19||Parties file Status Report|
|October 24||Draft initial study filed|
|November 7||Draft initial study workshop|
|November 15||Parties file Status Report|
|November 26||Agency, applicant and public comment on the Application and Initial Study|
|December 10||Parties file Status Report|
|December 17||Staff files Final Initial Study|
|To Be Determined||Prehearing Conference|